Pyro Fire Extinction is a startup that developed proprietary technologies that improve security against forest fires. It offers the managers of vulnerable territories solutions that integrate tools to take safer actions and have greater capacity to anticipate and respond to fires, making for more secure spaces for people and the environment.
The roots of the projects are in CEO Jose Luiz Liz’s final dissertation of his degree in industrial engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de València. Haunted by the wave of forest fires that engulfed his native Galicia in 2006, he decided to design a fire extinction system that would improve the resources currently available. Liz and his team have designed 100% biodegradable capsules that contain an extinction agent. These capsules are designed to open and release their contents when temperatures reach 80 degrees.
Pyro manufactures and markets the products directly to the final consumer, selling extinction equipment, parts and fungibles. It also provides training on the use and management of these new tools and markets sensor networks, carrying out the technical planning and installation and charging an annual maintenance fee for the equipment.
Pyro currently has agreements with two distributors in Spain and one distributor in Chile. The company has raised 540 thousand euros from a number of different competitive European processes. All of the funds have been allocated to the development, validation and manufacture of the products it currently markets. By the end of this year, the company hopes to consolidate and create an internal and external commercial structure within the short term and to end the year with sales of 200 thousand euros.